Last December we featured regional designers who create unique, user-friendly art (“Function with Flair,” Allison Joy, December 2014).
Here is a look at what they have been up to this past year.
Steven Tiller, owner of Reclamation Art + Furniture, recently moved from his old Alkali Flat studio into a new space at the old Sacramento Bag Manufacturing building on Q and 6th streets. Tiller has since been featured on KVIE’s “Rob on the Road” and says work has remained steady, with a current 6-month lead time on projects. Among many jobs this year, he received one client for a large live oak edge table directly related to our December feature.
This past October, Casey Marshall completed what he calls “the biggest and coolest job” of his career — building a new STEM exhibit at the Aerospace Museum of California. The space was built to accommodate a large class size and incorporates massive theatrical elements. Marshall was given complete creative freedom to do whatever he wished with the exhibit. He also recently designed stand-alone cellphone charging stations for VIP rooms in the new Golden1 Center and is starting to work on a sculptural welcome sign for Sacramento’s Hollywood Park neighborhood.
This year, designer Matt Lechowick began teaching introductory and graphic design courses at UC Davis — his alma mater. He says he’s thrilled to be bringing passion back to his roots. Lechowick has also spent the year busy with interior design projects, including the new Orchid Thai restaurant at 16 Powerhouse as well as contributing his monochromatic design work for The Mill at Broadway Courts, which celebrated its grand opening in October.